Jo Lynn Burke, who was the school’s previous principal from 2015-18, will be resuming her position now that her family is moving back to Northwest Arkansas! Her teaching career includes being an elementary teacher for 15 years and a preschool owner and director for five years. Jo Lynn is excited about returning to First Baptist Christian School and will begin working as principal in June 2019.  The school board, staff and families appreciate the service of Catherin Blankenship as Interim Principal this year. Mrs. Burke will be attending the school Fundraiser/Picnic on April 25 and looks forward to meeting new and current FBCS families.

“I am passionate about training up children to love Christ and become godly leaders who will make a difference for Christ.  I believe that education begins with the shaping and molding of the child’s heart so that the shaping of the mind will understand that all things were created for our Maker’s purpose.  I believe that leading educators in this endeavor is both a privilege and honor as well as my ministry and all for the glory of the Lord.”



  • October 18- Fall Break
  • October 21- Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences/ No School
  • October 24- Portable Pumpkin Patch (PreK-K5 8:30am)
  • November 1- Poinsettia Fundraiser Sales Begin
  • November 7- Preschool Thanksgiving Program
  • November 12- Early School Dismissal 1:30pm
  • November 13-14- School Pictures
  • November 14-15- New Life Ranch 5th Grade Overnight Trip
  • November 25-29- Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • December 18- Christmas Chapel 8:30am
  • December 19- PreK Christmas Parties
  • December 20- Elementary/Middle School Christmas Parties
  • December 23-January 3- Christmas Break/No School

If you are interested in touring our school, please call 479-878-1052 to set up a time. Preschool tours are available on Thursday mornings and Elementary and Middle School tours are available on Fridays.